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Every year, over the past few years, Major League Soccer puts on its annual Generation adidas Cup, a youth tournament that matches up its academies against once another.

In the past, the tourney is held nationally, with all participating teams congregating in one location. This year, it’s been split regionally into East, Central and West groups, with a national final scheduled around Easter 2014.

On Friday down in Leesburg, Virginia, six teams kicked off the East group, with the Montreal Impact, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union U16s doing battle.

Check out photos and scores from Friday after the jump.

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The third and final group day of the 2013 ECNL National Finals saw teams officially clinch spots in championship games, with plenty of familiar names advancing — including PDA, Real Colorado, Slammers FC, and many more.

Take a look at some of the action from day three after the jump.

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The second day of action at the ECNL National Finals saw top clubs take one step closer to a national crown. With such high stakes, the action was frenetic and intense, as no team wanted to concede an inch.

Take a look at some of shots from Friday’s action after the jump.

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The ECNL National Finals kicked off on Thursday, with U14 through U17 all tussling for titles at their respective age groups.

The weather might not have cooperated the day before, with rain showers certainly having an impact. But that didn’t deter the talent, who put on a show on day one with several entertaining games.

Take a look behind the scenes with some photos from Thursday after the jump.

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blog1 The second day of action at the Academy Playoffs also represent the busiest, as both U16 and U18 games were held under the hot Texan sun at the FC Dallas Complex.

Games were entertaining and offered up a diverse array of results, with a handful of lopsided results in the U16 games, while U18 action featured some frenetic finishes.

Take a glimpse at some of the action with more day two photos after the jump.

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blog1 The first day of action at the Dev. Academy playoffs is in the books, with competition tight for the 32 teams chasing eight spots at Finals Week.

With high quality performances to note in several different games, there was certainly plenty for scouts and college coaches to dissect and analyze after the first round of games.

Take a look at some of the sights in Frisco, Texas, after the jump.

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Blog1The final ECNL Event of the regular season wrapped up on Memorial Day, capping off an extremely busy weekend for the teams that made the trip out east. Day three action was just as entertaining and action-packed as the previous two days were.

Take a look behind the scenes with a handful of photos after the jump.

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Historic Arsenal photos

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Take a look at some these photos from an Untitled book of photos, presented to W.R. Wall, esq. With the compliments of the directors of Arsenal F.C. Highbury from the collection of Harry Langton. Even if you are a casual soccer fan, the historic photos are breathtaking.

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